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Tokyo Olympics: Ese Brume Wins First Medal For Nigeria

Ese Brume wins bronze medal for Nigeria at Tokyo Olympics 2020
Ese Brume wins bronze medal for Nigeria at 2020

Ese Brume has won Nigeria’s first medal at the ongoing Olympics.

Brume jumped 6.97 meters to clinch the bronze medal in the long jump event.

The world championship bronze medalist became the first athlete to claim an Olympic medal for Nigeria in 13 years.

Malaika Mihambo, the reigning world champion, claimed the with a 7.00m jump.

The African Record holder leapt to a distance of 6.76m, 1cm more than the required mark to seal her place in the final.

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Brume became Nigeria’s only athlete in the jumps, following the disqualification of Ruth Usoro by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU).

She was also Nigeria’s only medalist at the last World Championship in Doha.

Ahead of the Olympic Games, Brume broke ‘s long-standing record of 7.12m.

Brume plans to wear the medal on

Ese Brume at Tokyo
Ese Brume at Tokyo

Brume disclosed her plans to celebrate after winning the bronze medal in the women’s long jump event in the early hours of Tuesday.

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“I plan to go to Canaan-Land to wear it (Bronze medal) on Bishop David Oyedepo,” Brume said.

“I’m excited and grateful to God. I’m super happy that I was able to make the top three. I’ll say I’m not the best athlete but I’m grateful to God for bringing this far. I can’t contain my joy no matter the colour of the medal.”

Brume dedicated her medal to “God Almighty, Who has been my backbone and brought me to the top. I also want to dedicate the medal to Bishop David Oyedepo, my family, as well as my coach and those that were here but could not compete.

“It has been a great season for me right from April when I was injured but I never settled for less no matter the challenges. I keep on pushing and my coach keeps telling me that Ese you can do it. It is not all about the training but the faith I have in God,” Brume said.

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